The Commission examines the question of how individual allowance from the NS to survivors and next of kin can be considered and implemented.
This website contains background information about the committee, the advisory process, and the progress made.
Once the recommendation and NS decision are complete, all information regarding the application procedure can be found through this website.
- 1 Establishment
- 2 Foundation
- 3 Advisory process
- 4 Decision
- 5 Procedure
Agreement on the Establishment of the Committee
During the Second World War, the Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen or NS as it is commonly referred to), operated trains on behalf of the occupying forces. This is a dark chapter in the history of NS. Towards the end of November 2018, Holocaust survivor Salo Muller and NS CEO Roger van Boxtel jointly decided to set up a committee to examine how individual compensation could be provided for survivors and next of kin of those who were transported by NS to be taken to concentration or extermination camps.
Establishment of the foundation
The Committee on Individual Compensation for Victims of WWII Transport by NS was appointed in January 2019. The Committee is independent and focuses on how individual compensation could be provided for survivors and their next of kin. It is also responsible for the actual implementation of the scheme.
The Committee is currently preparing a recommendation on the content and scope of the individual compensation. The recommendation will be submitted to NS as soon as possible and is expected to occur before the summer of 2019.
NS will reach a decision on the individual compensation based on the committee's recommendation. The payment scheme and application procedure will be published following that decision. All the information needed for an application will be available on this website at that time.
Once NS has reached a decision about the scheme, all the information regarding the application procedure can be found on this website.